FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS 2018 LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS “UNADILLA NATIONAL” LIVE THIS SATURDAY ON NBC & NBC SPORTS GOLD
Live Race Coverage on NBC Begins at 3 p.m. ET
Comprehensive Coverage – Qualifiers, Moto 1s and Moto 2s – Available Live, On-Demand and Commercial-Free with “Pro Motocross Pass” on NBC Sports Gold
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 8, 2018 – NBC Sports continues its presentation of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this Saturday with live coverage of the Unadilla National from New Berlin, N.Y., on NBC and NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live-streaming product. Saturday’s live coverage on NBC begins at 3 p.m. ET with Moto 2s, and can be live streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
In addition, NBC Sports Gold’s “Pro Motocross Pass” will super-serve the passionate Motocross fan base with live, commercial-free coverage of every qualifier, Moto 1 and Moto 2 of the Unadilla National, beginning on Saturday morning at 10:10 a.m. ET. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the race on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Eli Tomac (Kawasaki) picked up his seventh win of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season last weekend at the Washougal National from Washougal, Wash., to extend his lead in 450 class points. Tomac currently sits in first overall (401), followed closely behind by Marvin Musquin (386), who has finished third or better in eight races this season. Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha) recorded his third consecutive 250 class win in Washougal.
Jason Weigandt will handle play-by-play duties for this weekend’s coverage of the Unadilla National alongside analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston and pit reporter Will Christien.
In the U.S., NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku and online at NBCSportsGold.com. Fans in the U.S. and in 13 international territories (UK, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and Japan) can purchase “Pro Motocross Pass” for $54.99. Click here for more information.
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LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP TELECAST SCHEDULE
|Sat., Aug. 11||Unadilla National – 2nd Motos||3 p.m.||NBC|
|Unadilla National – 2nd Motos*||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
NBC SPORTS GOLD SCHEDULE
|Sat., Aug. 11||Unadilla National Qualifiers||10:10 a.m.|
|Unadilla National Moto 1 (450)||1 p.m.|
|Unadilla National Moto 1 (250)||2 p.m.|
|Unadilla National Moto 2 (450)||3 p.m.|
|Unadilla National Moto 2 (250)||4 p.m.|
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. The 12-rounds series begins at Hangtown in May and ends at Indiana’s Ironman Raceway in August. It includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America, with events in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, New York and Indiana. The pro riders race on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road power sports event production. The series is televised on NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV and streamed live on NBC Sports Gold Series partners include Lucas Oil (series title sponsor), Red Bull, GoPro, WPS, Fly Racing, GEICO Motorcycle, MotoSport.com, Garmin, 100%, KTM, FMF, Deltran Battery Tender, Pirelli, Suzuki, Husqvarna, Pivot Works, Vertex, Alpinestars, KMC Wheels, MotionPro, VP Racing Fuels, Acerbis and Racer X. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP
NBC Sports Group serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital, which includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, Rotoworld, the NBC Sports Talk franchise, multiple apps, and two transactional sports businesses, GolfNow and SportsEngine. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, IndyCar and many more. In 2018, NBC Sports Group will take part in presenting three of the biggest sporting events in the world: Super Bowl LII, The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, and the FIFA World Cup on the networks of Telemundo.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold is NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product that provides sports fans with access to exclusive premium sports events and content, live and on-demand, at an affordable price. Launched in 2016 with a single cycling product, NBC Sports Gold currently offers eight individual sports “passes” — Premier League, Cycling, Track & Field, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Rugby, Pro Motocross, and Notre Dame Football (international). In 2019, it will add PGA TOUR LIVE Pass and INDYCAR Pass. More sports passes are expected to be added soon. Among the premium events and content offered by NBC Sports Gold are 150 Premier League matches; the Tour de France and many more prominent cycling races around the world; USA Track & Field and IAAF Diamond League events; domestic and international figure skating competitions; every Gallagher Premiership Rugby match; the entire 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season; and all Notre Dame Football home games for international fans.